iPad comes to Israel


JERUSALEM (JTA) — The iPad is now officially available in Israel.

Apple’s official Israeli representative iDigital and Office Depot began selling the devices Tuesday, more than eight months after it became available in the United States and throughout the world, Israel’s business daily Globes reported.

In late November, Apple released a Hebrew-language interface and keyboard.

Israelis have been importing the device since its launch, though they were confiscated for the first two weeks following its release over concerns that the iPad did not meet Israel’s wireless specifications and could place a strain on the wireless Internet in Israel.

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